Column Tennessee will need years to recover from past week

Phillip Fulmer smiles during a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the University of Tennessee. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Phillip Fulmer follows University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport, right, into a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the university. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Phillip Fulmer follows University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport into a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the university. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, University of Tennessee Athletic Director, John Currie speaks during an NCAA college football press conference in Knoxville, Tenn., announcing the firing of head football coach Butch Jones. Tennessee has named former football coach Phillip Fulmer athletic director on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, and placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Wade Payne/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)

Phillip Fulmer kisses at a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the University of Tennessee. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

If a call comes in from the 865 area code, dont pick up.

It might be something far worse than a relentless telemarketer or one of those annoying political pollsters.

Tennessee could be pitching an offer to become its new head football coach.

Mired in a search that has transformed this once-proud program into a national laughingstock, the Volunteers have released their own version of The Disaster Artist.

Theres no Oscar buzz for this performance. Instead, Tennessee has ignited a Dumpster fire in its own backyard that will likely take years to extinguish, especially as it tries to snuff out the flames in the mighty Southeastern Conference.

Already trailing badly to the likes of Georgia, Auburn and Alabama, the Volunteers have plummeted even further in the past week with their ludicrous attempts to get someone, anyone Bueller? Bueller? to take over a team that won a national title less than two decades ago (it seems a lot longer) and boasts a stadium with more than 100,000 seats (many of them no longer occupied by people wearing that hideous orange attire).

Former Rutgers and failed NFL coach Greg Schiano was set to take the job, until a chorus of objections stirred by his links to Penn State during the monstrous Jerry Sandusky era scuttled that hiring. No doubt, some people also wondered why a school that once carried such cachet would sink to hiring someone who had not been mentioned for any other opening.

With Schiano off the table, a steady streak of would-be candidates came and went.

Mike Gundy. Jeff Brohm. Dave Doeren. Maybe Jon Gruden, whose name seems to get thrown into every Tennessee coaching search.

Wisely, they all decided to stay where they are.

Even Brohm, whos in his first season at football lightweight Purdue and is surely just biding his time until something better comes along.

Something better no longer includes Tennessee.

There was some interest in the job.Ric Flair tweeted his hat into the ring. Others suggestedsomeone even more ruthless. Which naturally led toformer coach Lane Kiffin mercilessly poking the sad ol hound dog that once employed him.

But, seriously, why would someone with even a smattering of coaching chops want to be associated with the chaotic state of affairs on Rocky Top?

As if the situation couldnt get any more ludicrous,Tennessee doled out another curveball on Friday by ditching the man who was leading its search, athletic director John Currie, and turning to the guy whose unceremonious firing back in 2008 really set off this whole mess, Phillip Fulmer.

For those who are now totally lost, well be passing out Venn diagrams.

Currie, who had only been on the job for eight months, was suspended with pay presumably while Tennessee tries to figure out a way to get out of paying him the $5.5 million he would be owed if he is fired without cause. Amazingly, he was summoned back to Knoxville to meet his fate after a meeting with his latest candidate, Washington State coach and pirate wannabe Mike Leach.

Now, apparently, its back to square one.

It has indeed been a difficult week, said Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport, in what can only be characterized as a major understatement. Its been a difficult road at times to get to where we are. This hasnt been an easy process for any of us, and I want you to know that I regret deeply any hurt that has been caused.

Tennessees troubles really started nine years ago, when a grumbling fan base drove out Fulmer after the Vols stumbled to a 5-7 record. Never mind that they were only one year removed from playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game, where they lost to eventual national champion LSU.

That set off a chain of events that sent this program spiraling out of control.

Kiffin was hired as Fulmers replacement, brimming with a bravado that lasted all of one season before he bolted for Southern Cal. Apparently thinking they were hiring former Georgia coach Vince Dooley, the Vols replaced Kiffin with Vinces thoroughly overmatched son, Derek, who was fired after going 15-21 in three fruitless seasons. Then came Butch Jones, who figured the good folks of Big Orange Country would be fooled if he told them his team had won the biggest championship, the championship of life.

So that was it for Jones, whose team started this season ranked in the Top 25 and wound up going winless in the SEC for the first time since the league was formed.

Now, in what looks and feels like a reverse palace coup thats been nine years in the making, Fulmer is back at the helm in Tennessee.

Our football program has the history, the facilities, the tradition and the resources to play with anyone, any time, and that is what were going to do again, he said bravely.

Fulmer insists he has no plans to reclaim his former head coaching job.

We have no idea what his backup plan might be if Tennessee keeps getting stiffed by potential candidates.

While Fulmers rehiring might help bring together a fractured fan base, it seems like little more than a Hail Mary at this point, a move that will do little to restore Tennessees tattered reputation or suddenly stir up the interest of big-name coaching candidates.

They know if a call comes in from the 865, let it go to voicemail.

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US onshore energy activity could stay strong in 2H17. SLBs hydraulic fracturing calendar is booked well into 4Q17 on improved demand for drilling services.

Russia and OPEC Gulf countries strong activity in the remainder of 2017 can benefit Schlumberger.

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Past tense

) is agrammatical tensewhose principal function is to place an action or situation in past time. In languages which have a past tense, it thus provides a grammatical means of indicating that the event being referred to took place in the past. Examples ofverbsin the past tense include the English verbs

In some languages, the grammatical expression of past tense is combined with the expression of othercategoriessuch asmoodandaspect(seetenseaspectmood). Thus a language may have several types of past tense form, their use depending on what aspectual or other additional information is to be encoded.French, for example, has a compound past(pass compos)for expressing completed events, animperfectfor expressing events which were ongoing or repeated in the past, as well as several other past forms.

Some languages that grammaticalise for past tense do so byinflectingthe verb, while others do soperiphrasticallyusingauxiliary verbs, also known as verbal operators (and some do both, as in the example of French given above). Not all languages grammaticalise verbs for past tense Mandarin Chinese, for example, mainly uses lexical means (words like yesterday or last week) to indicate that something took place in the past, although use can also be made of thetense/aspect markersleandguo.

The past time to which the past tense refers generally means the past relative to the moment of speaking, although in contexts whererelative tenseis employed (as in some instances ofindirect speech) it may mean the past relative to some other time being under discussion.[1]A languages past tense may also have other uses besides referring to past time; for example, in English and certain other languages, the past tense is sometimes used in referring to hypothetical situations, such as incondition clauseslikeIf you loved me …, where the past tenselovedis used even though there may be no connection with past time.

Some languages grammatically distinguish the recent past from remote past with separate tenses. There may be more than two distinctions.

In some languages, certain past tenses can carry an implication that the result of the action in question no longer holds. For example, in the Bantu languageChichewa, use of the remote past tensenamwalrahe died would be surprising since it would imply that the person was no longer dead.[2]This kind of past tense is known asdiscontinuous past. Similarly certain imperfective past tenses (such as the English used to) can carry an implication that the action referred to no longer takes place.[3]

A general past tense can be indicated with theglossing abbreviationPST.

The European continent is heavily dominated byIndo-European languages, all of which have a past tense. In some cases the tense is formedinflectionallyas in Englishsee/saworwalks/walkedand as in theform, and sometimes it is formedperiphrastically, as in the Frenchpass composform. Further, all of the non-Indo-European languages in Europe, such asBasqueHungarian, andFinnish, also have a past tense.

In English, the past tense (orpreterite) is one of theinflectedforms of a verb. The past tense ofregular verbsis made by adding-dor-edto the base form of the verb, while those ofirregular verbsare formed in various ways (such asseesaw,gowent,bewas/were). With regular and some irregular verbs, the past tense form also serves as apast participle. For full details of past tense formation, seeEnglish verbs.

Past events are often referred to using thepresent perfectconstruction, as inI have finished(also known aspresent in past). However this is not regarded as an instance of the past tense; instead it is viewed as a combination ofpresent tensewith perfectaspect, specifying a present state that results from past action.[4](It can be made into a past tense form by replacing the auxiliaryhavewithhad; see below.)

Various multi-word constructions exist for combining past tense withprogressive(continuous) aspect, which denotes ongoing action; with perfect aspect; and with progressive and perfect aspects together. These and other common past tense constructions are listed below.

Thesimple pastconsists of just the past tense (preterite) form of the verb (

, etc.), although when it is negated, emphasized orinvertedit is sometimes necessary to unfuse the verb, using aperiphrasticconstruction with

-support. The simple past is used for describingsingle occurrencesorhabitual occurrencesin the past, and sometimes for states existing in the past.

Thepast progressive(past continuous) is formed using the simple past of

) with the main verbspresent participle:

. This form indicates that an action was ongoing at the past time under consideration.

) with thepast participleof the main verb:

. This denotes that an action occurred before a specified time in the past, and therefore has similar function to thepluperfectfound in some languages.

Thepast perfect progressivecombines

) and the present participle of the main verb:

(with theinfinitiveof the main verb) denotes a pasthabitualsituation (

I used to play football when I was young

), although with astative verbit can just indicate that a state was continuously in effect (

). It is often used to emphasize that something is no longer the case. Another way of referring to past habitual action is to use

As a child I would play the piano every day

, although this auxiliary has other uses as well. For further details seeEnglish modal verbs.

For details of the usage of the various constructions used to refer to the past, seeUses of English verb forms. Note that the past tense is also used in referring to some hypothetical situations, not necessarily connected with past time, as inif I triedorI wish I knew. (For the possible use ofwerein place ofwasin such instances, seeEnglish subjunctive.)

Germanuses three forms for the past tense.

In southernGermanyAustriaandSwitzerland, the preterite is mostly used solely in writing, for example in stories. Use in speech is regarded as snobbish and thus very uncommon. South German dialects, such as the Bavarian dialect, as well asYiddishand Swiss German, have no preterite (with the exception ofseinandwollen), but only perfect constructs.

In certain regions, a few specific verbs are used in the preterite, for instance the modal verbs and the verbshaben(have) andsein(be).

In speech and informal writing, thePerfektis used (e.g., Ichhabedies und dasgesagt. (I said this and that)).

However, in the oral mode of North Germany, there is still a very important difference between the preterite and theperfect, and both tenses are consequently very common. The preterite is used for past actions when the focus is on the action, whilst the present perfect is used for past actions when the focus is on the present state of the subject as a result of a previous action. This is somewhat similar to the English usage of the preterite and the present perfect.

mein Freund. (my friend came early in the morning, and he is being talked about strictly in the past)

. (my friend came early in the morning, but he is being talked about in the present)

The past perfect is used in every German speaking country and it is used to place an action in the past before another action in the past. It is formed with an auxiliary (haben/sein) and a past participle that is placed at the end of the clause.

Dutchmainly uses these two past tenses:

, which matches the English simple past and the German preterite, for example:

, a present tense with the meaning of perfect. This form is made by combining a form of

(to have) with the notional verb, for example:

. This also means I was there yesterday, but just as it is the case for English constructions with the present perfect simple, this kind of formulation puts more emphasis on the being finished-aspect.

Less common is thevoltooid verleden tijd, which corresponds to the English past perfect. It is formed by combining anonvoltooid verledenform ofz
ijn(to be) orhebben(to have) with the notional verb, for example:Ikwasdaar voor gisteren algeweest.This means I had been there before yesterday. This tense is used to indicate that one action in the past occurred before another past action, and that the action was fully finished before the second action took place.

In non-GermanicIndo-European languages, past marking is typically combined with a distinction betweenperfectiveandimperfectiveaspect, with the former reserved for single completed actions in the past.Frenchfor instance, has an imperfect tense form similar to that of German but used only for past habitual or past progressive contexts like I used to… or I was doing…. Similar patterns extend across most languages of the Indo-European family right through to theIndic languages.

Unlike other Indo-European languages, inSlavic languagestense is independent ofaspect, withimperfectiveandperfectiveaspects being indicated instead by means of prefixes, stem changes, orsuppletion. In manyWest SlavicandEast Slaviclanguages, theearly Slavicpast tenses have largely merged into a single past tense. In both West and East Slavic, verbs in the past tense are conjugated forgender(masculine, feminine, neuter) andnumber(singular, plural).

Frenchhas numerous forms of the past tense including but not limited to:

While inSemitic languagestripartite non-past/past imperfective/past perfective systems similar to those of most Indo-European languages are found, in the rest of Africa past tenses have very different forms from those found in European languages.Berber languageshave only the perfective/imperfective distinction and lack a past imperfect.

Many non-BantuNigerCongo languagesof West Africa do not mark past tense at all but instead have a form ofperfectderived from a word meaning to finish. Others, such asEwe, distinguish only betweenfutureandnon-future.

In complete contrast,Bantu languagessuch asZuluhave not only a past tense, but also a less remoteproximal tensewhich is used for very recent past events and is never interchangeable with the ordinary past form. These languages also differ substantially from European languages in coding tense withprefixesinstead of such suffixes as English-ed.

Other, smaller language families of Africa follow quite regional patterns. Thus theSudanic languagesof East Africa and adjacent Afro-Asiatic families are part of the same area with inflectional past-marking that extends into Europe, whereas more westerly Nilo-Saharan languages often do not have past tense.

Past tenses are found in a variety of Asian languages. These include the Indo-European languagesRussianin North Asia andPersianUrdu, andHindiin Southwest and South Asia; theTurkmenKazakh, andUyghurof Southwest and Central Asia;Arabicin Southwest Asia;Japanese; theDravidian languagesof India; theUralic languagesof Russia;Mongolic; andKorean. Languages inEast AsiaandSoutheast Asiatypically do not distinguish tense; inMandarin Chinese, for example, the particle lewhen used immediately after a verb instead indicatesperfective aspect.

In parts of islands in Southeast Asia, even less distinction is made, for instance inIndonesianand some otherAustronesian languages. Past tenses, do, however, exist in mostOceanic languages.

AmongNative American languagesthere is a split between complete absence of past marking (especially common in Mesoamerica and the Pacific Northwest) and very complex tense marking with numerous specialised remoteness distinctions, as found for instance inAthabaskan languagesand a few languages of the Amazon Basin. Some of these tenses can have specialised mythological significance and uses.

A number of Native American languages like Northern Paiute stand in contrast to European notions of tense because they always userelative tense, which means time relative to a reference point that may not coincide with the time an utterance is made.

Papuan languagesof New Guinea almost always have remoteness distinctions in the past tense (though none are as elaborate as some Native American languages), whilstindigenous Australian languagesusually have a single past tense without remoteness distinctions.

Creole languagestend to make tense marking optional, and when tense is marked invariant pre-verbal markers are used.[5]

InBelizean Creole, past tense marking is optional and is rarely used if a semantic temporal marker such asyestudehyesterday is present.

Singaporean English Creole (Singlish) optionally marks the past tense, most often in irregular verbs (e.g.,gowent) and regular verbs likeacceptwhich require an extra syllable for the past tense suffix -ed.

Hawaiian Creole English[6]optionally marks the past tense with the invariant pre-verbal markerwenorbin(especially older speakers) orhaed(especially on the island Kauai). (Ai wen si omI saw him;Ai bin klin ap mai ples for da haladeI cleaned up my place for the holiday;De haed plei BYU laes wikThey played BYU last week). The past habitual marker isyustu(Yo mada yustu tink soYour mother used to think so).

Haitian Creole[7]can indicate past tense with the pre-verbal markerte(Li te viniHe (past) come, He came).

Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000: ch. 6.

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Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

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After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPRs Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.

With all the news coming out of the White House this past week, we wanted to step back and reflect how this presidency compares to past presidents over the years. So we reached out to presidential historian Michael Beschloss. He joined me in our Washington studio. And I started off by asking him, how do these past few weeks of turmoil compare to past presidencies?

MICHAEL BESCHLOSS: Well, what you expect in the first year is a president to get a lot of big things done in Congress, especially when his party has control of both houses. So what makes this last week, I think, stand out even more is that it doesnt come from the backdrop of a president whos done very much. I mean, President Trump, these first six or seven months, hes gotten a Supreme Court justice confirmed. The stock market is up. But aside from that, the legislative record has been more barren than anything weve seen in almost a century.

His poll ratings are record lows, bad relationship with the leaders of his party in Congress who have been denouncing him this week, especially on the heels of what happened in Charlottesville. And another thing that you normally never see, which is his own generals, the joint chiefs of staff making it very clear that they disapprove of the way that he reacted to what happened in Charlottesville. So I think our heads are just reeling.

BROWN: You know, we hear a lot about moral authority in the White House. When the president was confronted this week about equating neo-Nazis and those opposing them, he said, quote, Im not putting anybody on a moral plane. And to a lot of folks, that was a sign he was actually stepping back from the moral authority that has come with this office.

BESCHLOSS: I think thats the nicest interpretation. Compare it to 1965 Selma. John Lewis was almost killed. You know, others were injured and killed. And Lyndon Johnson reacted to that by going to Congress and saying, this is a moral issue. Were all outraged by this. I want you to pass a Voting Rights Act. Thats what moral leadership is. Its not to say both sides of the demonstration were essentially equal.

BROWN: Well, Michael, from a historian perspective, what are the greatest consequences you see for the country if we are facing some sort of leadership vacuum in the White House?

BESCHLOSS: Well, weve gotten to a point where a president has enormous power. You know, weve talked about relationship with Congress and legislative record. But the most important thing a president does is make war or peace. Hes the one who has the nuclear codes. He can send our children to war at the drop of a hat almost. And so thats when the judgment of a president is actually more important than anything else.

During these last six months, we havent seen too much evidence yet of how he would react, lets say, if, God forbid, there were an attack on the United States. Thats something where the jury is still out. I just hope and pray that his judgment is a little bit more reliable than weve seen so far.

BROWN: Im just curious – whats it like to be a historian in this day and time?

BESCHLOSS: Well, its fascinating because its a situation that weve never seen before. You were talking about moral leadership. Donald Trump has made it clear he doesnt think that that is a big part of the presidency. The founders would say, we protected you Americans by making a system that doesnt depend on having a president whos a moral leader. Theres a Congress. There are courts. There are generals. There are governors of states.

And I think youre seeing leadership coming from other places. For instance, when Donald Trump asked all those state governors to give up private information about voters, about 40 governors, including Republicans, said, we dont think we want to do that. Thats just what the founders would have liked to see.

BROWN: That was presidential historian Michael Beschloss. Thank you so much for joining us.

BESCHLOSS: Oh, thank you, Dwane. Have a great weekend.

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